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Community Care is Cost-Effective Care

Did you know that community care is drastically lower in cost than hospital care? On average, treatment at a hospital outpatient setting is 38% more expensive than treatment at a community oncology practice like ECHO.

Consider the following:

Cost Comparison: Treatment at Yale costs significantly more than ECHO 

  • Pharmaceutical Drugs cost +136% more
  • Drug Administration cost +65% more 
  • Evaluation and Management cost +30% more
  • Laboratory and Pathology cost +242% more

Cancer care is stressful! Why pay more to get the lifesaving treatment you need. ECHO provides the same, if not higher quality care, at a lower cost. Don’t take our word for it. Let the numbers speak. 


Cancer Treatment Costs in the Community Setting Versus Hospital Outpatient Department, Community Oncology Alliance, 2017. 

Based on the 10 highest revenue CPT codes in each service line. Utilized Turqoise data to identify Yale’s rates and 2022 paid claims to identify ECHO’s rates.